My parents met at an International Worker’s Order summer camp where my dad’s mom was the cook.My father worked with Ethel Rosenberg, and took my sister to the Peekskill Riots. My grandmother came to peace marches with me, and my brother gave me a Baby Lenin pin when I entered middle school. Workers 1-5 is a family portrait.
The large collages are based on the lines on my father’s hand, and my own, serving as a map of our political history through hands that have worked. The Worker’s Apartment is based on the propaganda textiles deployed by the Soviet, English, Japanese and American governments, and includes images from the White Night Riots after Harvey Milk’s assassination, and images that depict the pharmaceutical/industrial complex.